Awards - In 1972, the media watch dog group
Action in Children's
Television award began presenting the ACT Awards for significant
achievements towards improving children's television programming. The
Action for Children's Television (ACT) was formed in 1968 by Peggy Charren
and a group of concerned mothers and housewives from Newton, Massachusetts
who wanted to eliminated violence and other negative behavior seen in the
wasteland of children's television.
The ACE awards were presented by the
National Academy of Cable Programming located at 1724 Massachusetts
Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036.
Shortly after Congress passed the
Children's Television Act of 1990, the Action for Children's Television
group closed. Peggy Charren, the founder of ACT, left the organization
suggesting that now it was up to individual citizens' groups to police the
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